Debbie Hart, President of BioNJ, worked alongside New Jersey’s biotechnology industry leaders to establish BioNJ in 1994. BioNJ seeks to promote a business and public policy environment in New Jersey, Washington, D.C. and beyond that advances the growth and prosperity of New Jersey’s biotechnology companies.
For this mission, Debbie has been active with the boards and committees of several government and academic institutions.
Debbie served on Governor Jon Corzine’s Economic Growth Transition Team. She is a member of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s (EDA) Technology Advisory Board, serves as Chair of EDA’s Technology Centre Advisory Committee and is a member of the New Jersey Israel Commission.
Past government involvement includes the Prosperity New Jersey Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Cluster Study, the Jobs Growth and Economic Development Commission and the Task Force on Higher Education Quality and Competitiveness of the State.
She is a board member of the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies Silberman College of Business at Fairleigh Dickinson University, the Science Advisory Board at Rider University and the College of Science and Mathematics at Montclair University.
Debbie has served on advisory boards for the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s (NJIT) Biomedical Engineering Program, the Monmouth County Biotechnology High School and Monmouth University’s School of Science, Technology and Engineering.
Debbie holds an M.S. from the S. I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University and a B.A. from Trenton State College.
Debbie has been honored by the Women’s Fund of New Jersey as a Woman Advancing Science, and Debbie and BioNJ have been recognized by NJIT with a New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame Award. She is a 2009 NJBiz New Jersey’s Best 50 Women in Business honoree.
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